Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Neimeen (king fish ) in cashew gravy

Neimeen/King fish: 1 kg
Onion chopped: 3 cup
Ginger crushed: 2 tbsp
Garlic crushed: 2 tbsp
Green chily slitted: 7-8 nos
Tomato sauce: 3 tbsp
Soy sauce: 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves: 1 spring
Salt: to taste
Cashew nut paste: 1 cup
Red chilly powder: 3 tbsp
Coriander Powder: 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Tomato sliced: 2 cup
Water: 2 cups + 1/4 cup

Soak cashew in water for 1/2 n hr and grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan or manchatti fry ginger, garlic and green chilly, add onion fry till the raw smell goes. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder saute for 2-3 minutes, pour 2 cups water also add enough salt, allow the gravy to boil, add the fish pieces. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce and chopped tomato to the curry, rotate pan with your hands. Pour the grinded cashew paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes. add the curry leaves. Serve with bread or appam.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Plain flour: 3 cup
Grated Carrot: 2 1/2 cup 
Powdered Sugar: 2 1/4 cup
Egg: 3 nos
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Veg Oil: 1 cup
Baking powder: 3 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp 
Orange juice: 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence: 1/2 tsp
Coca powder: 1/4 cup
Water: 3-4 tbsp

Preheat the oven to 170 degree c. Boil water in a pan, remove from fire and add the coca powder and blend well. Sieve together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Beat the egg with a electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla essence, pour the oil. Add the sifted flour to the egg mixture. Add coca mix to this, beat well. Pour the orange juice. Add grated carrot, Mix well with a wooden spatula.

Grease a cake tin with little butter and then sprinkle some flour. Pour the batter in the greased cake tin.  Bake for about 35-40 minutes, Put a skewer inside the cake. If the skewer come out clean, means that cake is done.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aloo Palak

Potato boiled: 2 medium
Palak Leaves/Spinach: 1 bunch
Green chilly: 2 nos
Onion chopped: 1 big
Garlic crushed: 1/2 tbsp
Ginger crushed: 1/2 tbsp
Tomato chopped: 1 nos big
Chilly powder: 1 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
cumin seed: 2 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Methi leaves:1 tbsp

Cut potato into cubes. Boil spinach in a pan for 2 minutes and drain the water, grind to a paste in a blender. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds add ginger and garlic, when it turns golden color add onion and saute untill soft. add tomato and saute until it turns translucent. Add chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, stir for 2-3 minutes. Add the grinded palak to this, mix well. Add potatoes, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or till the gravy turns thick. add fenugreek leaves. Serve hot.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almond Pudding

Milk: 500 ml + 3 tbsp

Condensed milk: 250 gm
China grass powder: 15 gm
Sugar: 1-2 tbsp
Almond essence: 1drop
Water: 3-4 tbsp
Almond  powder: 50 gm
Almond Flakes: 3 tbsp

Soak china grass in water. Pour 3 tbsp milk to the almond powder and mix well, keep aside. In a heavy bottom pan, Mix the milk, condensed milk,  and sugar, boil and remove from fire. Add soaked china grass to the milk also add the almond mixture to the boiled milk. Transfer the milk to the stove, stir continously till the china grass dissolves completely. Remove from fire, add almond essence to the milk. Pour the boiled milk mixture to a glass bowl and garnish with almond flakes. Keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour or till set.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Apple Upside Down Cake

Plain flour: 1 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar: 1 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp to sprinkle
Vanilla Extract: 11/2 tsp
Eggs: 3 nos
Butter: 125 gm
Ground Cinnamon: 1 tsp
Milk: 1/2 cup
Baking powder: 2 tsp
Apple sliced: 2 nos

Preheat the oven to 170 degree c. In a bowl whisk together egg and vanilla extract for five minutes. Beat sugar and butter in another bowl and add to the egg.  Sift together flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Add the flour to the egg mixture. Pour milk, beat well with a wooden spoon or electric mixer till soft and no lumps of flour left.

Arrange the sliced apple on the bottom then sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on the top of the apple. Pour the cake mix carefully into the baking tin.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 35 minutes until golden color. Cool the cake in the cake tin for 15 minutes and carefully invert to the wire rack. enjoyyyyy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Cashew cookies

Al-Purpose flour: 1 1/4 cup
Butter: 100 gm
Coca powder: 1/4 cup
Cornflour: 3 tbsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Orange juice: 3-4 tbsp
Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
powdered Sugar: 1 cup
Cashew nut chopped: 4 tbsp
Vanila essence: 1/4 tsp

Sift together flour, baking powder, coca powder, corn flour and salt, cut butter into cubes and add to the flour. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it is like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Pour ornage juice and vanila essence. Mix well till it turns a smooth dough. Roll the dough into log shape and roll it in chopped cashews. Keep in fridge for half n hour. Cut into round pieces. Preheat the oven to 170 degree c and bake for 10 minutes..